Christmas Present Ideas For Chefs and Cooking Enthusiasts

Christmas is just around the corner now so we thought we’d take a look at some gift ideas for chefs and people who love to cook in general. It can be difficult to buy something for a chefs kitchen as they probably have all the essentials already, so we have put together a list of the best gifts you might not have thought of that a chef will love. Some of these are fun items and some will have a practical use even in a professional kitchen. So let’s get started!

1. MAGIC MILL Professional Food Dehydrator

How about this for something a bit different. Dehydrating food is a really healthy way to preserve food without using additives. You can make some really tasty snacks with this. Jerky has to be the best thing you can make with this but you can dehydrate just about anything.

A great new hobby for any kitchen fan

It is perfect for dried fruit slices, long-lasting dried herbs, delicious beef Jerky and more. Also a perfect way to preserve foods. For a fraction the price of commercial.

2. Old Version Smoking Gun

Adding smokey flavors to food and drinks has never been easier with this smoking gun gadget. We’d be amazed if this wasn’t a new addition to any chefs kitchen!

This handheld device is great fun for parties to make some smokey drinks with and a chef can create some new and interesting food flavors.

The possibilities are endless with this item as you can literally smoke anything you can think of!

3. The Smart Baker Cheat Sheet Baking Apron with Measurement Conversions

All your cooking conversions in the perfect handy place. Never have to get your mobile phone covered in flour again while trying to look up converters online. It’s all right on your apron!

You will never need to stop what you are doing in the kitchen again. This cheat sheet apron is a lot of fun and was seen on Shark Tank.

One size fits most and available in a range of colors.

4. Fred M-CUPS Red Matryoshka Dry Measuring Cups, Set of 6

How cute are these Russian Doll measuring cups! They work exactly like usually Russian dolls in the way they stack inside each other but they are also a perfect set of measuring cups.

This is a really unique and fun gift which comes in red or white. There is also a set of matching measuring spoons to go with them (sold separately). THey accurately measure 5, 1/3, .5, 2/3, 3/4 and 1 full cup.

Made from food safe plastics.

5. Professional Meat Tenderizer and Marinade Flavor Sauce Injector

Infuse and tenderize your meat with this easy to use gadget. It can just be used as a tenderizer or you can put your favorite sauces into the syringe to inject flavor into your favorite meats.

It comes with a safety lock and you can select 2 depth settings depending on how thick your steak is. Holds 3 fluid ounces (88.72ML.) of Marinade.

A very unique product that will bring out the creative side in any budding chef.

6. Stemless Aerating Wine Glasses by Chevalier Collection (Set of 2) – Wine Aerator

One for wine lovers now with this aerating glass.

You get 2 stemless wine glasses here which are made with pyrex glass. Instantly aerate your wine simply by pouring it into this glass. Once you are done you can pop it in the dishwasher like any other glass.

Gives a much smoother finish to any wine and makes even the cheapest bottles taste better!

7. Electric Wine Aerator Dispenser Pump

Want to go one further than the aerating glass? What about this dispenser pump that sits right on top of the wine bottle!?

Will sit on the top of any sized wine bottle and create a seal to keep opened bottles fresher for longer. You can of course then dispense and aerate with the touch of a button. A flexible straw reaches down to the bottom of the bottle to ensure you can properly aerate right to the end of the bottle.

Takes 6 x AA batteries which are not included in the pack.

8. ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide, 1100 Watts

This is a very modern gadget that many cooks might not have even heard of. It helps you cook food to perfection so you never over or undercook food again. It attaches to an app on your mobile phone via Bluetooth or wireless and gives you a preview of how your food will look when cooked before you even start.

This is the smallest, sleekest sous vide tool available at just 11 inches tall and 1.1 pounds.

You can even control this Joule with Amazon Alexa voice control! You will need a compatible smart device to do that like the Amazon Echo.

9. Dash DEC012BK Deluxe Rapid Egg Cooker 

The easiest way to cook multiple eggs is definitely with this egg cooker. You can cook 12 eggs to perfection at once with this speedy gadget. Auto shut off prevents the eggs from being overcooked so you will always get great results. Hard boiled eggs, soft boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and individual omelets, all within minutes of the push start button.

It doesn’t just cook eggs as well, you can steam other foods. Steam vegetables, dumplings, seafood, warm tortillas, and more.

We know cooking eggs is a pain and cooking eggs well even more of a pain, this takes away all the hassle.

Comes in a range of colors and at a very reasonable price, it makes a great gift.

10. Countertop Pizza Oven

Described as “The World’s Funnest Pizza Oven”, this little gadget is perfect for the chef with a family. You can make your very own mini pizzas in an authentically styled pizza oven. With dual heating elements giving heat from above and below pizzas are cooked in no time.

The handmade terracotta dome gives great flavors to your pizzas plus it looks the part in your kitchen!

Ideal gift to introduce children to the joys of cooking.

11. Costway Portable Compact Electric Ice Maker Machine Counter Top

This portable ice maker will generate 26lb of ice cubes every single day. That is a stunning amount of ice for a 24 hour period. Great for parties and for taking with you on trips.

The basket holds 1.5lbs of ice so the machine will pause once it is full. It is able to make ice in around 8 minutes though so if you run out you won’t have to wait long before more ice is available. You can even choose the size of the ice cube you want between small and large.

Comes in a stylish modern design with a range of colors to choose from.

12. Magic Chef MCWC6B 6-Bottle Single-Zone Black Wine Cooler

Although available in a range of sizes we think this 6 bottle version makes the perfect sized present. Great price for a wine cooler and a stylish look inside and out. Sculpted chrome shelves give this a beautiful look.

Interior lighting makes this look great on the counter top and the adjustable temperature settings mean you can get your wine just perfect.

Comes in larger sizes if you need an under counter model. This has been one of the best selling wine coolers on Amazon for a while now and the reviews speak for themselves.

13. COMMERCIAL CHEF Cheese Board Premium Bamboo Kitchen Cutting Board Set

This cute little cheese board makes the perfect present for any cheese enthusiast. It comes with a unique hidden drawer that stores all the utensils you will need for serving cheese.

It is made from premium bamboo for a luxurious finish that is perfectly suited for cheese. The hidden drawer contains two cutting knives, spreading knife and a cheese fork.

This unique board makes the ideal gift as it is sure to bring joy to anyone that uses it.

14. Hiroshi Knives (4 Piece Sushi Knife Set)

Looking for a nice knife set to gift? They don’t come much better than this. These professional sushi knives are straight out of a professional Japanese kitchen.

With forged steel blades that are hand sharpened, each and every blade is perfect for slicing through delicate fish as well as every day kitchen use. Ultra light wooden handles makes these a joy to use.

Comes with:

  • 1 x 8 inch blade Gyutou (Chef’s Knife)
  • 1 x 7 inch blade Nakiri (Vegetable chopping knife)
  • 1 x 6.5 inch blade Santoku Deba (Multipurpose Knife)
  • 1 x 4.5 inch blade Petty (Delicate work knife)

15. AeroGarden Bounty Elite with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit

Any good chef will of course prefer fresh herbs, having them growing nearby makes this possible and now it couldn’t be easier with this indoor growing kit.

Best thing about this kit is there is no soil. The herbs grow in water using hydroponics. It has in built LED lights that have been perfectly set up to give the plants the exact levels of light they crave. This combination of light and hydroponics means rapid growth of plants.

The interactive touch screen reminds you when you need to add water and the included nutrients. Includes a wide variety of seeds for a full season of growth.

16. Sharp Pebble Premium Whetstone Sharpening Stone

Chefs use their kitchen knives a lot and because of that they become dull over time. A good chef will have spent a lot of money on knives so it only makes sense to have a sharpening stone to keep them in great condition. This one from Sharp Pebble is one of the best.

This is a dual sided stone, with 1 side for returning blades to their original shape and the other side for sharpening and smoothing edges. This stones brings dull knives back to life like they were brand new or even better than brand new.

17. Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker

Got a craving for ice cream or frozen yogurt? Well crave no more as you can now make your own at home with this great value gadget from Cuisinart.

Cuisinart are known for their great products so it is no surprise to see thousands of 5 star reviews on this item. It can make up to 2 quarts of your favorite frozen drinks or deserts in just 25 minutes. Comes with a recipe book showing you the dozens of things you can make with this. A bit of a bargain too!

18.  KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

This stand mixer is becoming a bit of an icon after appearing on many television cooking shows such as The Bake Off. It’s not just stylish but also an extremely capable machine which is why they are highly sought after by chefs and home cooks alike.

It has a 10 speed sliding control and comes with a huge range of attachments.

What we love most about these is the huge range of vibrant colors they come in although it is hard to look past the trademark red. These mixers come with a ‘power hub’ on the front of the mixer allowing you to attach a huge range of attachments.

In our opinion this is simply the best mixer on the market.

19. Large French Press Coffee Maker – Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel

This huge coffee press is an ideal present for any coffee fan. Using a vacuum insulated design and a double filter makes this coffee press one of the best on the market. The flavors you get from coffee with this press are something special.

Coffee Gator have designed this to make the best cup of coffee you possibly can at home and the reviews speak for themselves.

It can keep coffee and tea hot for 60 minutes longer than a glass press. The handle is stay cool.

The overall design of this coffee press makes it stand out and it comes in some really vibrant colors.

20. Krierah – Dinosaur Soup Ladle

How about this really fun item. The Dinosaur soup ladle!

Great for cooking with your kids to make it that much more fun. The design allows the ladle to stand upright as shown in the picture. Made from non toxic food safe nylon. Safe for the dishwasher and won’t stain like some plastic utensils can do.

There are quite a few variations on this product with elephants, nessie and a swan.


So there you have 20 great gift ideas for anyone who loves cooking, whether it be a professional chef, a budding enthusiast or a great Mom or Dad. Let us know in the comments what gift you decided to get for your culinary lover.

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